|MIT3.052S07 - MIT OpenCourseWare|
This course focuses on the latest scientific developments and discoveries in the field of nanomechanics, the study of forces and motion on extremely tiny (10-9 m) areas of synthetic and biological materials and structures. At this level, mechanical properties are intimately related to chemistry, physics, and quantum mechanics. Most lectures will consist of a theoretical component that will then be compared to recent experimental data (case studies) in the literature...
Keywords: biology; biological engineering; cells; AFM; atomic force microscope; nanoindentation; gecko; malaria; nanotube; collagen; polymer; seashell; biomimetics; molecule; atomic; bonding; adhesion; quantum mechanics; physics; chemistry; protein; DNA; bone; lipid
|MIT20.309F06 - MIT OpenCourseWare|
This course covers sensing and measurement for quantitative molecular/cell/tissue analysis, in terms of genetic, biochemical, and biophysical properties. Methods include light and fluorescence microscopies; electro-mechanical probes such as atomic force microscopy, laser and magnetic traps, and MEMS devices; and the application of statistics, probability and noise analysis to experimental data. Enrollment preference is given to juniors and seniors.
Keywords: DNA analysis; Fourier analysis; FFT; DNA melting; electronics; microscopy; microscope; probes; biology; atomic force microscope; AFM; scanning probe microscope; image processing; MATLAB; convolution; optoelectronics; rheology; fluorescence; noise; detector; optics; diffraction; optical trap; 3D; 3-D; three-dimensional imaging; visualization